Sunday, January 17, 2010

What I've Been Up To

I have been piecing blocks for several RR's and have them all ready. I usually hand piece my blocks but this time I decided to flip and sew. I don't particularly like this way of piecing but sometimes change is good. This was one of those times. Over the next few days I will be posting pics of the blocks that I have made recently for the RR's. Todays blocks are for the "Encrusted" DYB over at CQI. They will finish at 6x6 inches when sewn together. I always start with an 8" block to account for shrinkage during the stitching. I am glad that I do this and especially this time as the blocks will be encrusted which causes more shrinkage than normal I have found. I am really excited about this rr and have wanted to do one for a long time. I finally decided on my theme and chose Mardi Gras. Its fun and I can use all my favorite colors. I found some really fun fabric that I used for the centers of each block. I really need to go back and get more fabric to make a sane quilt with the same fabric. I like it that much. Anyhow enjoy the eye candy.

The pic does not do the colors justice on these blocks. They are very fun blocks and I can't wait to see how they come back home all encrusted and beautiful.

edited: the really dark patches on the lower blocks are a really nice blue, the same as the blue in the upper right hand side on the uppper right block.. And the Green on the lower left is actually the same green as the block next to it. I don't know why the colors showed so dark in the pics.
Happy Stitching,


Karen said...

I love your blocks. Isn't that fabric great? I have some of it too!

Beena said...

Love the rich colors/fabrics, Wendy!

Miss 376 said...

rhw blocks look really sumptuous

Debra said...

those colors should keep you interested! really pretty!


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